Reader N writes:
"Perhaps 35 years ago the old Rose Elementary School on Van Dyke, between Gratiot and I94, was closed and a replacement (now also closed) was built just to the west of Kettering HS. The old Rose building was sold by DPS to a private Black Muslim School (something like Sister Clara X School, IIRC). In short order they abandoned it to the elements. It still sits there, vacant, striped, desolate. It seemingly has had no value to anyone all these years, handsome though it may be."
Thanks N for the information and for the correct name of the school.
Rose is now the oldest standing school in Detroit, dating back to 1897.